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One of the cornerstones of TAG’s work is weighing in on mission-related issues by sending comment letters to a variety of organizations, including Federal agencies, Senate and House committees, Pharmaceutical companies, and the WHO. Various staff members also frequently testify in person at committee hearings, and submit written testimony.

2020 Letters

Open Letter: Time to Lower the Price of Xpert Cartridges to $5
January 6, 2020 — TAG joined 156 organizations and individuals to demand that Cepheid lower the price of Xpert tests for TB, HIV, HCV and other diseases to improve access to rapid, accurate diagnostic testing.

TAG Submission, OHCHR-CESCR’s Draft General Comment on Science
January 2, 2020 — The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) via the Committee on Economic, Social , and Cultural Rights (CESCR) asked for general comments on the “right to science.” TAG submitted these comments and welcomes this landmark draft. We believe that future revisions must stress governmental obligation to direct resources to purposive development of science and technology, informed by the needs of marginalized communities.

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